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Old 10-23-2016, 02:24 PM   #16
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Mint 18 Cinnamon 3.0 I was messing around trying various settings and preferences in Midori and ended up with some that I couldn't seem to get rid of.
Did midori worked before?
Do you still get the same error, when you start from terminal?

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@ repo: Yes, midori was working fine until I started messing with its settings and preferences and did something to it (unknown). And yes, the same problem occurs no matter how I try to start midori. It very briefly flashes its start screen and then crashes.

Since you were able to get midori to load and run properly with Mint 18 running on Live USB, I'm going to try the same thing. I still have the USB that I installed Mint from so I will run that and see what happens with midori.

I have to go out now so probably won't post results in time for you to see this evening (your time). Thanks for your help so far.
 
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Seems to me you removed some libraries or dependencies while removing Midori.

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OK so I'm now running Mint 18 from a USB and I'm posting this from midori which I installed there. No problems.

What did I possibly break in my hard drive installation of Mint by my messing with Midori? Is a completely new, fresh installation of Mint 18 the only fix? Is there an efficient, comparatively painless way to do that and not lose all of my settings and installations? I know that I will have to back up my documents and data, but what about the rest?

Thanks.
 
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Not Solved but Moving Thread

In addition to what has gone before in this thead, I have now discovered that since this problem arose with Midori, I now have a problem with Terminal. When I'm in Terminal and begin to type a command line it randomly interrupts and opens a new instance of Terminal. It never did that before.

I don't know how I did it but it appears that I managed to mess up something in my Mint 18 installation that goes beyond Midori. May require a fresh installation. Moving this to a new thread to ask for advice about doing that painlessly. Thank you for all coments and assistance.
 
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[solved]

Solved by Emerson on the other thread I started about possibly having to re-install Mint (Laptop & Netbook - Diagnose or Re-install?).

Emerson suggested running this script which seems to have completely resolved the issue:

sudo rm -rf ~/.config/midori

Presto! Midori starts and runs fine now. I still don't know specifically what I messed up but thanks to Emerson it's fixed. Thanks to all who offered possible solutions.
 
  


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